[African Wikimedians] Call for Election Volunteers

Hi everyone,

Would you like to get the right people elected to the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees?

Voter turnout in prior elections was about 10% globally. We know we can get more voters to help assess and promote the best candidates in the upcoming board elections, but to do that, we need your help.

We are looking for volunteers to serve as Election Volunteers. You can read more about this role here:[1]

Election Volunteers should have a good understanding of their communities. The facilitation team sees Election Volunteers as doing the following:

  • Promote the election in their communities’ channels
  • Organize discussions about the election in their communities
  • Translate messages for their communities

If you want to be an Election Volunteer for any of the African language wiki or any of the Wiki projects, and connect your community with this movement effort? Check out more details about Election Volunteers and add your name next to the community you will support in this table or get in contact with a facilitator. [2]

We aim to have at least one Election Volunteer for Wiki Projects in the top 30 for eligible voters. Even better if there are two or more sharing the work.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this role please reach out to me or any of the board governance facilitators.

Best,

Zita and the Facilitation team

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/2021-04-29/Call_for_Board_Elections_Volunteers

[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/Election_Volunteers